At Memorial Sloan Kettering, we take a team approach to caring for children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer. Our experts share the goal of curing child and returning him or her to a life focused on family, friends, and the future. We care for young people with all types of cancer, from the most common to the rarest, and at any stage, including a cancer recurrence.
Capable of building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
Adept at creating partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives and goals.
An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding.
Provide Child Life services to pediatric patients based on an understanding of child development and the impact that illness, injury, disability and hospitalization have on this process.
Develop and execute group activity programs
Plan interventions specific to the impact of the health care
Provide guidance for the family in understanding and dealing with hospital regulations and procedures, while facilitating opportunities for parents for actively continue their parenting role.
Maintain records, statistics, activity calendars, schedules, and other appropriate documentation
A minimum of a Bachelors degree in Child Life, Recreation Therapy, Art Therapy, or Special Education; Masters preferred
1-2 years of related experience
Child Life Specialist Certification OR completed requirements with plans to take exam within one year of hire
Hours will vary between 8:00am-7:00pm and include a weekend rotation, as well as some holidays #LI-POST
Internal Number: 2019-33837
About Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.